Friday, 30 November 2012

Palestine is from the river to the sea

My response to Palestine being granted non-member observer status today in the response to the declaration of a "Palestinian state"...

...and to those waving flags in those who are enthused...

...I can't join you.

I'll celebrate when Palestine "from the river to the sea" is restored, not this scrap of bantustan overseen by the collaborative Palestinian Authority. 

I'll celebrate when the right of return is put into action and the refugees return. 

I am happy to see support for Palestine and countries standing on the better side of history - in defiance of US and Israeli aspirations - but I hope that they will realise that these "symbolic gestures" are a sham and a compromise, and move to stand on the right side of history with the refugees for a free and equal Palestine. 

From the Jordan river to the Mediterranean sea.

Until then, I'm holding my breath.


Siddharth Pathak said...

Symbolic it may be, but the most powerful thing about yesterday's vote was that Palestine now has the right to take Israel to ICJ for the illegal settlements. What do you think about this?

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